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15. Service Week - 3/14/21

Please join us Sunday March 14th at 11am ET for

How Has the Past Shaped the Cherokee Today?

By Freeman Owle, Cherokee Storyteller

Description: An exploration of a life on the Qualla Boundary.

Freeman Owle:  "I was born in the old Cherokee Indian Hospital in 1946 to Lloyd and Betty Bradley Owle from the Birdtown Community. When I was 7 years old I was taken to be enrolled in the BIA Indian School in Birdtown. My graduation from the Cherokee Indian High School was in 1966. I then attended Gardner Webb College, Western Carolina University. I planned to be a biologist but ended up being a teacher instead.I have taught everything from Kindergarten to university level Classes. My love for history and the Cherokee people has brought me to lecture across the USA on Cherokee series, history and culture. I feel it is better to learn about the Cherokee from someone who really is a Cherokee, rather than someone who has decided to become a Cherokee."

Service Leader: Mike Holland

Special Musician: Mike Holland

Storyteller: Freeman Owle

Media: Becky Thorndike, Warren Riley

  • March 21 - Rev. Dianna Ritolla
  • March 28 - Friction Farm
  • April 4 - Jean Logan
  • Appril 11 - Amy Brooks
  • April 18 - Donna Corso

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Joys and Concerns will be conveyed by Mike
Virtual Coffee Hour not available with Facebook

March 21st - Marge Abel
March 22nd - Mary Teslow
March 30th - John (Tykie) Mason

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Stop by for a little mid-week zoom chat and catchup with what is going on with your friends at UU. Each Wednesday starting at 5:30pm. There is no agenda, just community building.
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The topic for our next 2nd Sunday, Spirituality Discussion will be:

At Henry’s Memorial Service comments were made that it is difficult to get to know each other in these times of Covid and social distancing.
At the next Spirituality Discussion we will share a Spiritual experience we each had and the impact it had on us.
It is through participation and sharing we build community.
This program is open to all and we hope you can join us. Bring a friend. All comments are welcomed and respected. 828 524-3691.
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We will be starting another book reading and discussion. The book is entitled: On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. It is available at our NC library, online ordering and a free pdf version is available at: https://www.pdfdrive.com/on-tyranny-twenty-lessons-from-the-twentieth-century-e184197413.html. We envision it will take a week for us to get the book and a week to read enough of the book to start discussion, so we hope to have our first discussion around March 20th. If you want to participate in this read/discuss, please let us know and also your thoughts about the timing, scheduling and what our topics should be included in the first discussion. SandiDonn2@yahoo.com.
 (by Warren Riley)
Suggested Listening from Warren:
Alessandro Piccini, I had not heard of him and I will guess you have not either. Another wonderful composer that has drifted. This one work is so interesting. Surely there were more. We must be content with this wonderful video and recording by The Lute Duo.
Note the various techniques used by the players.

Would you like another Piano Concerto.
It is quite a comparison, the Romantic and the Classical.

A joke for the day: A loyal UU Fellowship member was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, "God take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will convert and start going to a Christian church every Sunday.” Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
The UU looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one."
We will be having another game night starting at 6:30pm, but if you want to join us for dinner tune in at 6:00pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84881749253?pwd=L3MwUVE2aHJPUUhvOTdaNkdxaERJZz09
Phone: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 848 8174 9253
Passcode: 579256
 For more information 828 524-3691
Submitted by Warren Riley. "Today [3/4/21], Donn spent several hours spraying the roof. In addition he did some grounds work before that task. I am hoping there will be some recognition of his work."

Thank you Donn and thanks to all our hardworking volunteers!